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Kallio is to Helsinki what Kreuzberg and Shoreditch are to Berlin and London respectively: youthful, hip, and bursting with life. This traditionally working-class area has evolved into a culturally vibrant neighborhood while at the same time maintaining its community-oriented spirit. You'll find street art, pop-up restaurants and lively bars in Kallio, but then there's also traditional markets and the city's oldest public sauna. The Hakaniemi Market Hall is the perfect place to introduce yourself to the neighborhood, with local butchers and cheesemongers trading alongside artisan bakers and vintage stores. Treat yourself to lunch there before checking out some of the pleasant green spaces in the afternoon and then delving into the area's famous nightlife later on. Visit when the outdoor Kallio Block Party in on in August and you can drink and dance with the locals long into the night.

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